With the erroneous title It Begins: Christian Wedding Vendor in Maryland Forced to Shut Down Over SSM, National Organization for Marriage is creating new victims of marriage equality. For starters, the vendor in question has not     and is not forced to     “shut down.” NOM goes on to quote an unnamed source without a link:

An Annapolis wedding vendor plans to ask Maryland’s General Assembly to
give his company and others like him the right to refuse services to
gay couples on religious grounds.

Turns out that this schmuck isn’t really a “wedding vendor” at all. He is Matt Grubbs, owner of Discover Annapolis Tours which is a trolley service. Most of their business seems to be public tours. They rent trolleys for group tours and private functions. They possibly rent their trolley for wedding transportation once in awhile.

In other words, this idiot is trying to create a controversy.

More importantly, before marriage equality he could not have refused service to a gay couple for, say, a commitment ceremony. Doing so would have violated Maryland’s anti-discrimination laws. Mr. Grubbs will try to create another controversy with Maryland’s legislature when they tell him to “stick it.”

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.